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Curtin University Speech Pathology Program Graduate Entry

  

KOM Consultants is the official Canadian representative of Curtin University in Australia. Canadian applications to Curtin University’s Postgraduate Entry Master of Speech Pathology program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants at 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.

Overview

Curtin University’s graduate entry master (GEM) qualification for speech pathologists is for those with a bachelor degree in another discipline. The academic coursework and clinical practice integrate contemporary theory and research across three streams;

  1. Human Communication Science – units where there is a theoretical focus and the aim is to introduce students to theoretical, evidence-based material and help them to see the link to clinical practice,
  2. Clinical Science in Speech Pathology – units that are grounded in clinical practice, however the aim is to facilitate students seeing the link from clinical practice back to the theory they are learning about in the Human Communication Science stream, and
  3. Research Methods – provide students with the research skills they require to become evidence based clinicians.

This course in speech pathology will allow students to develop an integrated understanding of the science of human communication as well as the professional competencies for providing speech pathology services to people with communication and swallowing disorders.

Course Outline

The Speech Pathology course at Curtin University in Australia focuses primarily on four areas:

  • Behavioural science: understanding human behaviour, including the complex processes involved in speaking, thinking, reasoning and interacting with others.
  • Cognitive neuroscience: studying anatomy, physiology and cognitive processes involved in normal and disordered communication and swallowing.
  • Rehabilitation science: understanding rehabilitation techniques and principles involved in the treatment of communication and swallowing disorders.
  • Speech science: exploring areas such as speech signals, acoustic and physiological measurement, physiological and cognitive processes in speech perception and production, and computer-based speech recognition and synthesis.

Clinical Work Experience

Speech Pathology studies at Curtin University are supported by extensive clinical practice.  Students will complete approximately 390 hours of placement, some of which will take place during the vacation periods in each year.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be required to have a completed bachelor degree with a minimum course weighted average of 65%. Entry to the course is competitive. There is no preferred undergraduate degree for admission.

Students will be required to show completion of the following prerequisites:

    1. Human Biology
    2. Statistics

**Applicants without this background will need to complete additional units in this area before commencing the course.

Professional Recognition

Curtin University Speech Pathology graduates are eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

In Canada, Speech Pathologists are regulated by province.  To see which provinces are regulated, please check the CAASPR website (Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Regulators).  Those in provinces that are not regulated, please go to SAC (Speech Language and Audiology Canada).

KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information

All students applying directly through KOM will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Master of Speech Pathology
Length of Program:2 years
Next Intake:February 2021
Application Deadline:October 29th 2020
Interview:Not required
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences
Country:Australia